WHO WE ARE
The Violet Crown Sports Association is an Austin-based bicycle club for cyclists of all ages, types, and abilities -- racers and non-racers alike -- which is open to anyone who wishes to join.
Formally established in 1981 and affiliated with USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing in the U.S., and the Texas Bicycle Racing Association, the Violet Crown is the oldest and largest bicycle racing club in Austin and one of the oldest and largest bicycle clubs in Texas. Most members reside in the greater Austin area or elsewhere in Texas.
The Violet Crown is governed by a set of bylaws and overseen by a six-member board of directors. The club holds a registered trademark on its name issued by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office for cycling-related endeavors and is registered with the Texas Secretary of State and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501c(4) charitable organization.
We had a fantastic show for the annual Violet Crown 4th of July Ride! Thank you everyone for being a part of the celebration. We would like to thank those who played a large role in organizing the event: foremost Yen Nguyen and Kwesi Coleman, who both did quite a bit of work behind the scenes to get everything ready. Allen Turner, Jo Turner, Mark Berthiaume, Patricia Rosen, Jonathan Ingwell, Dennis Gangoso for getting everything ready for us while we ride bikes. Spillman Stephen our photographer once again. Additional thanks to David Henerson for coordinating the ride leaders: Bryce Billing, Justin Maxwell, Matt Denton, Jason Greenwood, Leila Kasprzyk with a bunch more of her teammates from ATX HitSquad, Andres Aquascalientes, Scott Oxley, Joe Haas, Jay Bond, John Bartle, Daniel Barrera, and Bradley L. Houston, thank you all for leading and sweeping. And a big thanks to our generous sponsors: Mellow Johnny’s for the venues, IronWorks for the BBQ, and Treaty Oaks for the beer.Read more...
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